Number of positions available: 2
During repose periods, volcanoes can release large amounts of gas as visible (fumaroles, solfataras, plumes) and non-visible (diffuse degassing) emanations.
The surface dynamics of gas emissions are usually controlled by the local volcano-tectonics and hydrology, as the permeable tectonic structures are the main pathways for the transport of gases to the surface.
Because CO2 is the major gas species after water vapour both in volcanic fluids and in magmas and is an effective tracer of subsurface magma degassing, diffuse CO2 emission at volcanoes have played an important role in volcano monitoring.
The goal of this study is to evaluate the 2020 diffuse CO2 emission from the volcanically active oceanic island of El Hierro and the summit cone of Teide volcano to compare these values with previous data.
The two selected students for this programme will perform field and lab work related to diffuse volcanic degassing monitoring of El Hierro’s volcanic system and the summit cone of Teide volcano (Tenerife), Canary Islands.
During this programme students will learn how to:
All GeoIntern students will receive the following SciComm training: